Microsoft has officially launched a Windows 11 pre-test program. The company is also releasing cumulative updates on top of the base build of Windows 11 in preparation for deployment through a stable channel.

This article gathers all the basic update information and links to download all Updates Related to Windows 11, including Insider Preview test builds and stable builds.

You can also read: How to Make Windows 10 Look Like Windows 11

Install Cumulative Update for Windows 11: What’s new?

Windows updates are compressed into a unique archive format called Microsoft Cabinet (CAB). These files support built-in digital certificates used to maintain the integrity of the archive. When publishing through the Microsoft Update Catalog, the company often places them in the Microsoft Update (MSU) format.

Our updated database focuses on cumulative updates (also known as monthly rollups) that combine security and reliability updates. Updates are cumulative, i.e., the latest rollup allows you to upgrade the target version to the most recent build, regardless of the previous build number.

In some cases, you may need to apply the Servicing Stack Update (SSU) before you install the latest cumulative update. The service stack is a codebase that installs other operating system updates, so Microsoft typically associates them with cumulative updates before publishing the standalone MSU package. Advanced users or system administrators can still use CAB files for ease of deployment. In this case, always install and integrate service stack updates before interacting with the cumulative update.

Microsoft also provides cumulative updates for the .NET Framework component that is included with Windows. Unlike service stack updates, they are distributed separately from regular cumulative updates.

The Windows Feature Experience Pack is another type of update that provides customers with new improvements and features outside of major feature updates for Windows.

Dynamic updates are intended for the Windows Setup mechanism. They are automatically downloaded and applied on the fly to fix the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE), installation binaries, or any files that Windows Setup uses to update features. Dynamic updates will not be included in our database.

OS-change upgrades (such as moving from Windows 10 to Windows 11) and build-change upgrades (such as upgrading from Windows 10 November 2019 Update Build 18363 to May 2020 Update Build 19041) present a much more complex scenario. Microsoft handles these update paths using the Unified Update Platform (UUP).

Windows 11 Build Base

Windows 11 Cumulative Updates

Assembly. Changes and known issuesDownload the updateISO images
 Windows 11 Build 22000.194SSB
CAB
PSF
Windows 11 Build 22000.132 (Beta, Dev)KB5005190
SSU
CAB
PSF
ISO
Windows 11 Build
22000.120 (Beta, Dev)
KB5005188
SSU
CAB
PSF
ISO
Windows 11 Build
22000.100 (Beta, Dev)
KB5004300
SSU
CAB
PSF
ISO
Windows 11 Build
22000.71 (Dev)
KB5004252
SSU
CAB
PSF
ISO (original)
For unsupported systems
Windows 11 Build
22000.65 (Dev)
KB5004745
SSU
CAB
PSF
ISO (original)
For unsupported systems
Windows 11 Build
22000.51 (Dev)
KB5004564
SSU
CAB
PSF
ISO (original)
For unsupported systems

Cumulative updates for the .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8

AssemblyDownload the update
10.0.4400.3KB5004342 (x64)
10.0.4395.3KB5004034 (x64)

You can take the help of this guide and Activate Windows 11 for free.

How to install Windows 11 builds

To manually install the Windows 11 cumulative update:

  • Download the W10UI_10.4_PSF.zip archive with the update installer and unzip it.
  • Place all three update files (SSU update, cumulative update as CAB, and PSF files) for the selected platform in the W10UI_10.4_PSF folder.
  • Run W10UI.cmd as an administrator and press  to begin the installation.
  • To complete the installation, you will need to restart the computer (press 9 at the end of the installation).
Windows 11 Updates: How to Download and Install Cumulative Update for Windows 11

How to: Install .NET Framework Updates

To install cumulative updates for the .NET Framework (.cab files), you must use the built-in DISM system utility. The command-line or PowerShell (you can use Windows Terminal) syntax should be as follows (run as administrator):

dism /online /add-package /packagepath:"<xyz_CAB>"

The MSU file option is more self-contained. You need to double-click on it to install the package. Note that DISM can also install MSU files.

After the installation is complete, you will be prompted to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

Check for installed updates.

The Settings app in Windows 11 has the option to view a list of updates installed on your PC. You can access it as follows:

  • Open the Settings app and go to Windows Update.
  • Select the option «Update log
Windows 11 Updates: How to Download and Install Cumulative Update for Windows 11

The good old Programs and Features applet in the classic Control Panel can also display a list of installed updates.

  • Press Win+R to start the Run window.
  • Type appwiz.cpl and click OK. The classic Programs and Features control panel opens.
  • Click the View Installed Updates link on the left. A list of updates opens with the name and date of installation.

If you like to work with the command line, you can also use DISM or Windows Management Instrumentation (WMIC). You need to run the command from an elevated instance of Windows Terminal.

  • Using DISM:
dism /online /get-packages /format:table | findstr "Package_for"
Windows 11 Updates: How to Download and Install Cumulative Update for Windows 11
  • Using WMIC:
wmic qfe
Windows 11 Updates: How to Download and Install Cumulative Update for Windows 11

We hope that this article will be an excellent database of Windows 11 updates. You’ll also find general installation instructions here, which can be helpful for other Windows builds as well. We’ll be updating this guide by adding links to new builds of Windows, so check it out again in the future!

Windows 11 Updates: How to Download and Install Cumulative Update for Windows 11
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